3rd Annual CLP Colloquium – The Changing Role of the Global General Counsel

May 9, 2016
Harvard Club of New York

For the past five years, the Center on the Legal Profession has engaged in a major multinational, multidisciplinary research project entitled Globalization, Lawyers and Emerging Economies (GLEE). The GLEE Project is the first comprehensive attempt to analyze the impact of globalization on the workings of corporate legal sectors in important emerging economies.

The flagship piece of the GLEE Project is a major survey project of general counsel of companies operating in India, Brazil and China. The survey provides first-of-its-kind data on the professional background and evolving roles of general counsels of major Indian, Brazilian, and Chinese companies as well as major international companies operating in those countries. The surveys also include powerful data points about how these companies make decisions about purchasing of legal services. These results will offer comparisons of the workings of in-house legal departments between the emerging economies as well as with similar data points from major U.S. companies.

At our 3rd Annual Colloquium event, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, we will officially release the results from the survey and engage in a thoughtful discussion around the changing role of the global general counsel—and what that means for legal departments, law firms, and companies from around the world.

Date: Monday, May 9th

Location: Harvard Club of New York City (North/Biddle Room), 35 W 44th St, New York, NY

Program Schedule:

4:00 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

4:05 p.m. – Keynote and Presentation of CLP research

David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Center on the Legal Profession, HLS

4:45 p.m. – Panel Discussion (moderated by David B. Wilkins)


Sabine Chalmers, Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Jami Wintz McKeon, Chair, Morgan Lewis Law Firm, NYC

Cyril Shroff, Managing Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Law Firm, India

William C. Caccamise, Deputy General Counsel and Legal Executive, Global Banking, Global Markets, and International, Bank of America

5:30 p.m. – Question & Answer

6:00 p.m. – Reception